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Alaska / Oil Spill / Government Report #568512

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Inflation figs. illustration Gas prices noted increase after Exxon oil spill in AK. Report introduced.

(Parsippany, New Jersey: Mike Jensen) Environment demonstrators shown protesting Exxon's handling of oil spill; details given. [Exxon chairperson Lawrence RAWL - says he won't resign.] Exxon's video of cleanup shown. [STOCKHOLDER - criticizes handling of cleanup.] [RAWL - says he's sorry for spill.] [PROTESTER - says Exxon's efforts are not enough.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Alaska officials reported disagreeing with Exxon's ests. of damaged coastline. Report introduced.

(Anchorage, AK: Don Oliver) Exxon's cleanup of Alaska shoreline examined; details given, scenes shown. [Coast Guard vice admiral Clyde ROBBINS - says September deadline for cleanup won't be met.] [Exxon oil spill coordinator Otto HARRISON - comments on cleanup.] Spill's route illustration [AK tourism department spokesperson Robert MILLER - says tourism is already hurt by spill.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) inspectors quoted with regard to condition of Alaska salmon.

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike;
Oliver, Don

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